If there's a trend that's going to be worn before everyone else gets on it, you can guarantee it's the likes of Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, et al., who will be doing it first. Right now, it's the turn of the winter boot. Whether it's in black, patent, deep blue, suede or velvet, the heavy shoe has been spotted on many of our favourite fashion It girls of the moment.
But as with everything, it's all about how you wear it. Currently, there seem to be no hard-and-fast rules. Gigi has worn her velvet ankle boots with a white slip dress—at least a nod to the fact that we're in warmer climes right now—whereas her sister Bella Hadid is opting for a jeans-and–black jacket combo, which has a truly autumnal vibe.
Jenner, ever the lover of a pair of cut-offs, has worn a pair of denim shorts with her blue suede shoes, and pal Hailey Baldwin has gone for an oversize white shirt to pair with her calf-length boots. As we said, there are no real rules here other than start stomping around in your winter boots stat. Either wear with a flowing maxi dress to give your outfit an edge, or with your favourite pair of jeans. Well, there's always the chance of rain in the UK, so we reckon you'll easily find an excuse to wear them.
Click through our gallery below to see how our favourite fashion It girls are wearing their winter boots right now and where to shop our favourite styles.
Hailey Baldwin wears her black velvet boots with an oversize white shirt and a small tote.
On Hailey Baldwin: Alexander Wang boots.
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To make this look still summer-ready, Kendall Jenner teams her velvet boots with a white T-shirt, fringed jacket and denim cut-offs.
On Kendall Jenner: Gianvito Rossi boots.
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All black everything for Bella Hadid, who clearly can't wait for winter (we can't either, no that doesn't make us weird).
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Fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni was spotted in Louis Vuitton's chunky boots—a trend we imagine will be huge this year. Just team with a floaty dress to give girly looks an edge.
Gigi Hadid never gets it wrong; this is just fabulous from start to finish. While it's not clear what season we're in, the slip dress, shearling jacket, shades and boots are all working for us.
On Gigi Hadid: Stuart Weitzman boots.
Make like Kendall Jenner and opt for the material of the upcoming season: velvet.
We already know our Who What Wear's editorial director, Hannah Almassi, is a fan of these. And we can see why.
Don't want to go for something that's too high? These are definitely easy on the feet.
Simply pair these with your favourite jeans or culottes.
Topshop does it again with these fabulous boots that look way more expensive than they really are.
For those who love a good chunky boot, we suggest heading over to Louis Vuitton to see its incredible range. While we're waiting on more of their styles to drop, we might just pull our old DMs out of the wardrobe.
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